PhD in Applied Informatics

The main research topics are information systems design methodologies, advanced techniques in information and knowledge processing, ambient intelligence.

The graduate of the doctoral study in Applied Informatics is able to design and develop information, communication and knowledge technologies in different industries and businesses. Both are prepared to become research workers.

Entrance Requirements for the Candidate

The candidate has to be a Master’s degree graduate specialized in economics or informatics or another closely related field of study. In the field of informatics, the candidate is required to design simple database applications, to have good knowledge of CASE tools, principles of programming, basic tools for decision making support, general knowledge of modern information and communication technologies, systems approaches and analysis.

Also, we demand the active command of English and passive knowledge of one other foreign language.



The studies follow common Study and Examination Rules of the doctoral study programme. Specific organizational problems, which may occur, are discussed here in greater detail. The study programme is outlined in such a way that students of each of the two mentioned fields of study attend the compulsory common basics consisting of four subjects:

  • selected questions on the theory of economics
  • general systems theory
  • statistical and mathematical methods in management
  • information and knowledge systems

The student takes on at least two other subjects in addition to this common basic which are close to the chosen field of his or her studies.

Graduation Requirements

  • 180 credits or more
  • The oral defense of the doctoral thesis
  • Passing the state doctoral exams
  • The duration of the programme: 4 years
  • The tuition fee for one academic year: 4000 EUR.
  • The deadline for submitting applications: 31st March
Program taught in:
  • English

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